6:09 PM 3/9/2014 by Logan Falk
This weekend was very good to both of the new releases, despite the disparity in ratings (and quality, to be honest) between them—their projected earnings were generous to begin with, but they were able to make above even these relatively large predictions over the weekend (probably owing to the lackluster releases of the last couple weeks).
5:46 PM 3/9/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk some Oscars, Spider-Man vs. Batkid, and the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer. Binh: Now that we got over our Oscar hangover, what do you think? I was surprised American Hustle got completely shutout and that 12 Years a Slave took home Best Picture, although we did say it could have won it in the previous Download.
11:09 PM 3/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Zorro is getting a Dark Knight-style reboot at Sony, with Chris Boal writing the screenplay. Not only will the masked swashbuckler get a new backstory, he will also know some sort of European martial arts.
9:17 PM 3/7/2014 by Binh Ngo
Idris Elba is the first to be cast in Disney's live-action The Jungle Book adaptation. He will be the voice of the tiger Shere Khan, the main villain in the movie. In Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories, Khan tries to kill off the human boy Mowgli before he could become a threat to him, but Khan's attempts are foiled by the other jungle animals. As for Mowgli, Disney is look for a mixed race actor to play the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
8:12 PM 3/7/2014 by Logan Falk
Rather than the overall cinematic disappointment of the two previous weekends, this batch of new releases offers something a little better—a mixed bag. There is one certified “fresh” release, so that’s something, at least.
3:51 PM 3/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's been awhile since we've seen Zorro making derring-do on the big screen -- since 2005's The Legend of Zorro, to be precise -- and to be honest, we'd long since assumed the property had returned to the Hollywood graveyard. But where there's a franchise, there's someone waiting to greenlight a new movie, and so we've arrived at the place where Sony has started making preparations for a Zorro reboot.
6:36 PM 3/6/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Aussie Director Mark Hartley saw the 1978 hospital horror Patrick when he was a kid. “When I was a teenager I realized the director [Richard Franklin] had gone to my high school and I asked him back and forged a relationship.” Years later, Hartley developed directing projects with a unique interest in the history of Australian cinema.
5:37 PM 3/6/2014 by Jeff Giles
If you prefer your movies served up in black and white with tons of violence and a heaping helping of prosthetics, good news: your long-awaited Sin City sequel is just a few months away, and to help whet your appetite for the second installment in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's neo-neo-noir franchise, Dimension has just released its first trailer.
12:33 PM 3/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
As if we need more reasons to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel has released a 4-minute preview of the movie. Check it out below From the clip, the banter between Cap and Black Widow is going to be a highlight of the movie. Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, with an appearance by Robert Redford.
3:28 PM 3/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Production of the next James Bond movie is set for October this year, but the script is still being worked on, screenwriter John Logan said. "Right now the first draft is almost done,” Logan told Empire. "I'm terrifically excited about it! I've been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling."